I've been offended by Bill Maher several times before, but it was likely because of my misinterpretation of his intense hatred of George W. Bush. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert usually make mincemeat of their guests. But in three recent cases, I was surprised at how much these political satire hosts enjoyed their conversations with Ron Paul, and how well he held his own. I guess maybe Jon, Bill, Stephen, Ron, and I have something in common--we don't much care for the establishment. That's why Ron Paul makes such a great presidential candidate.
Ron Paul was recently a guest of The Colbert Report.
Here are some of the highlights of the conversation he had with Stephen Colbert.
"I'd rather be free and alive, and you can be." He said that Republicans deserved to lose the last election, because they did not follow the Constituion. "I ran
away from the President, and I won." "All these wars [on terrorism, drugs, and poverty] are just to scare the people into giving up their liberties." See the interview below.
Bill Maher announced recently on his show that "Ron Paul is My New Hero!"
The host asked Representative Paul, "If America was a smarter country, wouldn't you be leading in the polls?" Ron Paul said, among other things, that "We should spread [liberty and democracy] with a good example[, not by force]."
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
On The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart said of and to Ron Paul "Consistent, principled, integrity. Americans don't usually go for that." One of Representative Paul's most enlightening statements of the interview was "Militarism is the opposite of defense," meaning that the Constitution allows the country to defend itself, but that's not what we've been doing for the last several years.